Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mantel with a hint of spring...



Easter comes early this year!
It will be here before you know it, so I decided to go ahead and begin to make a few changes in anticipation.
Goodbye Valentine mantel and hello to some hints of spring.


I moved my little pinterest copy cat drawers from my home office down to the mantel.
I just used things I already had, but in a different way or place.


I wanted to include a reminder of the real reason for Easter in my decorating.


I love my old pink alarm clock, even if it doesn't keep time anymore!


Some ironstone holds a ceramic bird sitting in a real bird's nest, found for me by my grandson.


Dried lavender from last summer hangs above the mantel and an old ink bottle, on top the little set of drawers, also holds a few springs. 


We've had a mild winter, with many lovely sunny days.
The crocuses are already blooming and the daffodils and tulips are shooting up through the ground.
I'm sure we'll have more than our share of rain throughout the spring, 
but that just makes the sunny days even sweeter.

Still following,


              

53 comments:

  1. Hi Elisabeth, I found your blog at Timewashed Link Party and I like what I see. You created very charming spring mantel. Very beautiful, enjoy little spring touches like little ceramic bird in nest. Definitely I am going to look at your blog. Greetings. Renata

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  2. Elizabeth, Your mantel looks so fresh and springy! Love all the materials and textures you used. Your vintage pink clock is a sweetie! Yesterday I was working to lighten things up a bit too around my home. That hope of spring coming soon is a good feeling.
    Mary Alice

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  3. You truly have a decorating gift, Elizabeth! I'd like to be half as creative as you are. :) God bless your week... xxoo

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  4. Those are the perfect touches--just enough--

    What a homey nest you prepare for those snuggled around you--

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  5. I shall not covet your weather. Usually, we have a similar winter here, but this year we have had rain and cold and cold and rain. On the plus side, our rivers are finally filling back up after years and years of drought. So... it's all good. Not for ME personally, but still all good.

    As to your mantel, I love it. If I get a pair of minutes, I need to start thinking about a spring mantel. Right now, all I can see is tile and grout and grout and tile.

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  6. Spring!?! Your spring touches are lovely. I yearn for spring. It's going to be a gloomy, cold, drizzly weekend on this coast. Brrr.

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  7. It is so wonderful seeing the flowers start to sprout outside, isn't it?!

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  8. You have an eye for the simple yet elegant! Please come and do my mantel...I'm so not good at decorating there even with help from Pinterest ideas.

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  9. Loving your spring mantle. The old tool box is so cute and I love all of the touches of shabby white you added.

    ~Shanon

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